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Football Sunday fishtail wrap

About this design:

I loved the fishtail braids and bracelets that Ali created, and I wanted to try one. I didn't have time to order the silk ribbon, so I bought some organza (stiffer but pliable and nice color/texture) and randomly dyed it. I made two bracelets - this is the second, which was better executed. I added in the Amiet wraps because those junctions were less tidy and I liked the structure and the look they added to the bracelet. It is 15.5" long.


1 mm seafoam green leather (double strand), 1 mm natural hemp, 7/16" aqua organza ribbon (dyed with dyes from Dharma), teal Amiet beading thread, 18 mm antique brass pewter star button

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  1. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Too Cool! This is really unique with all the colors and textures you’ve used. I like it a lot! And you dyed your own ribbon! I’ve dyed a lot of crochet thread and embroidery floss but never ribbon. Yours turned out great! :)
    I would love to see another picture of it double wrapped as you would wear it.

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This looks awesome! Love the colors and design!

  3. Wild Mustard
    Wild Mustard says:

    I will post pix of it as worn. I always post both on my business FB page but I was watching the Red Sox last night and knitting so I only got one posted. Thank you both for your kind words!!!!

  4. Wild Mustard
    Wild Mustard says:

    OK here are three views of the bracelet as worn.

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  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Very cool :D

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh wow! Love the color combo on this one too! I’ve never seen these before, can you wash them when they get dirty? These colors are gorgeous but I’d have the light part filthy in no time!

  7. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very cool!

  8. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you for adding the extra pics. It’s so colorful and beachy!

  9. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Sa-weet!!! I liked the extra pics– it looks so comfortable and beautiful!

  10. Wild Mustard
    Wild Mustard says:

    Thanks, everyone :) it’s nice to get feedback. I don’t know about washing these … I made a leather/beaded 3x wrap for a guy who promptly wore it IN THE SHOWER and then was like, “Umm, a bead came undone, and …” And that’s with judicious knots AND hypo cement. So, I’m not sure. Anyone else with any experience with that?

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